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Here are all the up and coming enquiry topics and events.

Topic Venue Presenter Date Time
Study Group (Marx) Jack Jones House John Holliday 18/01/2018 18:00
We will be reading of Marx’s ‘Capital’, Chapters 15 to 17 of Vol 2, on ‘Circulation of Capital’s’ following the format of David Harvey’s Lectures, available free online here :- http://davidharvey.org/2013/02/reading-marxs-capital-vol-2-class-9/
The roots of negative behaviour STAMPS (Crosby) Maureen 18/01/2018 19:00
Why don't we wise up as we get older? The Crown Hotel (Liverpool) Open forum 22/01/2018 14:30
Is the obvious assumption in this question correct?
Consciousness Bluecoat Art Centre (Liverpool) Alan 23/01/2018 13:00
A History of History The Victoria Hotel (Waterloo) Paul B. 23/01/2018 18:30
Alternative Medicine? Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) Charlie 23/01/2018 19:15
Artificial morality? The Grey Friar (Wetherspoons) Preston Nick 24/01/2018 19:30
Aspects of an artificial morality: how do we hold robots to account ?
Intergenerational justice The George Hotel (Bridport) 24/01/2018 19:30
What is Communication? The Halfway House (Childwall) Open forum 25/01/2018 19:15
TBA Piazza Cafe Bar (Liverpool) 26/01/2018 14:00
The Art of Good Living The Crown Hotel (Liverpool) Simon Hamilton 29/01/2018 14:30
OPEN FORUM The Victoria Hotel (Waterloo) 30/01/2018 18:30
Faith? Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) David 30/01/2018 19:15
The Great Gatsby Storyhouse Library Bar Laura 04/02/2018 13:00
Chester LIPS (CLIPS)
What did you come here to find? The Crown Hotel (Liverpool) Edna Killey 05/02/2018 14:30
How important is solving equality? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The group 05/02/2018 19:00
What could be more important?
Artificial Intelligence? Rose and Crown (Bebington Village) Martin W 07/02/2018 14:00
Is social media ruining literacy? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 07/02/2018 19:30
Be prepared to spell out your views.
Freedom: an empty concept! The Halfway House (Childwall) Paul D 08/02/2018 19:15
Pierre Bourdieu & Cultural Capital The Greyhound (Ormskirk) Kathy 08/02/2018 19:30
TBA Piazza Cafe Bar (Liverpool) 09/02/2018 14:00
Markets, are they a good thing? The Casa Bar (Liverpool) Alan Barton 10/02/2018 11:00
Is love essential for life? The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Group 12/02/2018 19:30
TBA Bluecoat Art Centre (Liverpool) 13/02/2018 13:00
To Have or to Be The Perch Rock Hotel (Wallasey) 19/02/2018 18:00
Is consumption ruining your well being?
Whats worse an empathy or budget deficit? Rose and Crown (Bebington Village) John Sell 21/02/2018 14:00
Is Truth objective or subjective? The Halfway House (Childwall) Open forum 22/02/2018 19:15
Objective: that which is independent of human minds. Subjective: that which is dependent on a human mind.
TBA Piazza Cafe Bar (Liverpool) 23/02/2018 14:00
Quartet in Autumn Storyhouse Library Bar Margaret 04/03/2018 13:00
Chester Literature in Pubs (CLIPS)
The rights of disabled people - are they progressing, stalling or regressing? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The group 05/03/2018 19:00
What is philosophy? The Blue Bell (Eccles) Socrates 07/03/2018 19:30
Consequences of A I. The Halfway House (Childwall) Jubin 08/03/2018 19:15
Short talk on Stoicism The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Eric 14/03/2018 19:30
Members create the best questions to ask.
A Philosopher (TBA) The Blue Bell (Eccles) Maggie 21/03/2018 19:30
Maggie will tell us about a Philosopher of her choice.
Are all animals sentient? The Halfway House (Childwall) Open forum 22/03/2018 19:15
Why do only 9% of Britons identify as feminists? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 04/04/2018 19:30
Does that mean that 91% are Masculists?
Will technology stop us evolving? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The group 09/04/2018 19:00
The conflict between Truth and Being right. The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Group 11/04/2018 19:30
Can a non-democratic society ever be justified? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 18/04/2018 19:30
Come and make your mark.
Open discussion The Blue Bell (Eccles) 02/05/2018 19:30
Bring your own topic.
Has the term 'Feminism' lost its meaning? The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Group 09/05/2018 19:30
What social classes exist in the UK now? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The group 14/05/2018 19:00
What social classes does the UK now have - and are some good and some bad?
Where does Philosophy end and Science begin? The Blue Bell (Eccles) Peter 16/05/2018 19:30
Start your Ph.D here.
Critical reflection and rational dialogue? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The group 04/06/2018 19:00
What can we do to practise critical reflection and rational dialogue? ...........................(Based on Richard Creel’s Thinking Philosophically).
What is really causing Global Warming? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 06/06/2018 19:30
Will you come dressed in a Parka or a Bikini?
Film Groundhog Day The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Group 13/06/2018 19:30
Members create best questions to ask
International Space Station; Is it a luxury, or a beacon of international co-operation? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 20/06/2018 19:30
Sport: who is it good for? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The group 02/07/2018 19:00
How can I bring about big change The Blue Bell (Eccles) 04/07/2018 19:30
Leave the Kalishnikov at home, please.
When does belief become brainwashing? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 18/07/2018 19:30
Bring a Bible and some Brainsoap.
Is love the meaning of life? If not what is? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Thinkers 06/08/2018 19:00
Debt and Bureaucracy through History The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Thinkers 03/09/2018 19:00
David Graeber shows Debt and Bureaucracy grow and then crash repeatedly through History. How long will our present debts and bureaucracies last?
How much does gender/sex matter? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Thinkers 01/10/2018 19:00
Which wars are just? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Thinkers 05/11/2018 19:00
1) most important + 2) most enjoyable books. The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Thinkers 03/12/2018 19:00
We choose the evenings topic on the night The Exchange (Leicester) Group 02/12/2020 00:00